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This post shows students and new users the steps to add or edit Windows PATH environment variables in Windows 11. By default, most programs will add their own custom shortcuts to Windows environment variables. The PATH The variable is one of the most used variables in Windows. Allows users to run any executable found within paths without having to give the full path to the executable. Without variable shortcuts, users will need to run or…

This publication shows students and new users the steps to install the Oracle Java JDK on Windows 11. For anyone creating Java-based applications, you will be using the Java programming language. The Java language is popular and is in almost all operating systems. To create and use Java applications on Windows 11, you will need to install the Java JDK. The JDK includes tools for developing and testing programs written in the Java programming language…

This publication shows students and new users the steps to clear the print queue in Windows 11. When you print in Windows, what prints first goes to the print queue. Sometimes you may encounter errors in Windows that can prevent users from printing new documents. Windows allows users to view and cancel print jobs after they start by accessing the print queue through the notification area or through the Windows Settings application. One of the…

This post shows students and new users the steps to configure a PC to automatically wake up at a specific time in Windows 11. By default, when you put a Windows computer to sleep or if a computer enters standby mode or modern hibernation usually waits until you press a button before waking up. A Windows PC can be configured to wake up when there is network activity, but not all PCs support Wake on…

This post shows students and new users the steps to enable or disable wake-up timers in Windows 11. Windows uses the wake-up timer to perform scheduled tasks. For example, you can activate a PC from sleep Y hibernation or to automatically install updates at the scheduled time. Whether you want to wake up your PC to install and apply updates, or make sure your PC is awake to connect to it remotely, following the steps…

This post shows students and new users the steps to enable or disable mono audio in Windows 11. By default, Windows audio is set to stereo, which means different things in playing sound through the left and right speakers. With headphones or earphones, the left and right speakers also play different things in stereo mode. Windows also supports mono audio, that is, sounds, and everything is combined and played through both speakers. Mono audio combines…

Although activating HDR on your PC with Windows 11 operating system makes sense because it will give you much better sensations when playing games and it works better than in Windows 10, not everyone can do it. You must meet a series of requirements to be able to enable HDR in Windows 11 and, in addition, you must courage when it is convenient to have it active, for example with your video games, and when…

This post shows students and new users the steps to use the mouse keys to move the mouse pointer in Windows 11. Windows comes with a bunch of accessibility features, including increasing the mouse pointer, changing the pointer color mouse and others to help people with low vision or some type of visual impairment. Windows also allows users to use the number pad on their keyboard, instead of the mouse, to move the pointer. After…

This post shows students and new users the steps to download, install, and use Bing Wallpaper photos in Windows 11 as a background. If you like and appreciate Bing wallpaper images that change daily, you can bring that experience to your desktop in Windows 11. The Bing wallpaper app lets you explore the world one image at a time with a new background every day. Helps you breathe new life into your background in Windows…

This post shows students and new users the steps to change your PIN in Windows 11. Windows 11 comes with a Windows Hello feature that provides a more personal and secure way to log into Windows. With Windows Hello, one can use a PIN, facial recognition, or fingerprint to log into their Windows devices. When you set up facial recognition or fingerprint to log into Windows, you will also need to set up a PIN.…

This post shows students and new users the steps to reset a PIN in Windows 11. Windows 11 comes with a Windows Hello feature that provides a more personal and secure way to log into Windows. With Windows Hello, one can use a PIN, facial recognition, or fingerprint to log into their devices. When you set up facial recognition or fingerprint to log into Windows, you will also need to set up a PIN. A…

This post shows students and new users the steps to remove an account pin in Windows 11. Windows 11 comes with a Windows Hello feature that provides a more personal and secure way to log into Windows. With Windows Hello, one can use a PIN, facial recognition, or fingerprint to log into their devices. When you set up facial recognition or fingerprint to log into Windows, you will also need to set up a PIN.…

This post shows students and new users the steps to verify if a computer or laptop is compatible with Modern Standby on Windows 11. Modern Standby also known as (S0 low power idle), is an enhanced power sleep mode that takes advantage of all the capabilities of a modern chipset to stay connected to networks while in a low power saving state. Modern Standby also enables an instant on and off user experience similar to…

The Windows Insider Program from Microsoft allows you to test new updates and features before they are available to the general public. Basically, it’s about enrolling the device in Microsoft’s beta testing program. As an Insider, you will receive updated versions of Windows products before they are officially released. There are three different channels available: Dev, Beta Y Release Preview. The channel you choose should be based on your technical knowledge and experience. The program…

This post shows students and new users the steps to change the action of opening the lid of a laptop in Windows 11. In Windows, users can choose what actions to take when the lid of a laptop is opened, when they wake up from sleep, modern standby, or hibernation. Our previous post showed you how to change the lid close action in Windows 11. When Windows goes to sleep, it doesn’t actually shut down,…